Monday, December 21

Master Gardener Trainees Graduate in Pointe Coupee Parish

Certificate of Completion received by Mitchell Provensal at graduation ceremony
Baton Rouge, LA. - Mitchell Provensal is one of our newly trained Master Gardeners for the Eradicating Food Deserts through the Development of School Gardens project. Mitchell attended the course in Pointe Coupee Parish through the LSU Ag Center.

“I just wanted to thank you again for giving me a spot in the Master Gardener course.  We had a graduation ceremony last night and I will be an official Master Gardener once I complete my 40 volunteer hours!  It was a really great experience and each class was loaded with information.
I really appreciate it!” said Provensal.  

Tiffany Franklin, Project Director, Eradicating Food Deserts through the Development of School Gardens project. Stephanie Elwood, Extension Associate, Community Gardens.

The Louisiana Master Gardener program is a service and educational activity offered by the LSU AgCenter. The program is designed to recruit and train volunteers to help meet the educational needs of home gardeners while providing an enjoyable and worthwhile service experience for volunteers.

Experienced and beginning gardeners seeking up-to-date horticultural information can advance their gardening expertise and gain self-satisfaction through volunteer efforts. The volunteer aspect of the Louisiana Master Gardener program allows individuals to dedicate their time and talents to enhancing the quality of life for citizens of their community by using the science and art of horticulture. It allows individuals to put into practice what they know and learn. Full details are available at


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